MELBORNE – Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. is threatening to import up to A$8 million ($4.3 million) worth of steel after its main domestic supplier, BHP Steel, announced price increases. Ford gets roughly 18,000 t (19,841 tons) of its 66,000 t (72,752 tons) annual steel requirement from BHP and says it is considering importing up to half of that volume. Ford Australia President Geoff Polites says in a published report that the auto maker is "not happy" with BHP's decision to ...
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